Record 1.5 million UK users log on to outreach website following closure of schools – University of Cambridge

After supporting more than 1.5 million UK schoolchildren, parents and teachers when the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools in March, mathematicians from a Cambridge University outreach programme are helping pupils get back on track now classrooms have reopened. The NRICH maths project – which provides thousands of free online mathematics resources for ages 3 to 18 […]

Shutting schools increases Covid-19 deaths, study finds – University of Edinburgh

Shutting schools increases Covid-19 deaths, study finds Closing schools during the pandemic would result in more overall deaths in the long term than keeping them open, according to fresh analysis of the data that informed the government’s decision on lockdown. The study, led by researchers from the University of Edinburgh, also revealed that social distancing […]

Partnership supports more than 200 pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds – Coventry University

A partnership between City Year UK and Coventry University has supported more than 200 Coventry school pupils identified as being most at risk of not fulfilling their potential. Coventry University partnered with City Year UK in 2019 to expand the charity’s UK programme to Coventry. Twenty young people, including Coventry University students, spent a year […]

National project to support disadvantaged students affected by COVID-19 – University of Exeter

The University of Exeter has joined a national project designed to offer pivotal support to disadvantaged students, who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, to enter higher education. The new online hub, called ‘Uni4Me’, will see 50 organisations from the higher education sector across the country provide around 250 free, interactive online activities for […]

Lockdown and school closures in Europe may have prevented 3.1m deaths – Imperial College London

Large-scale lockdowns and other non-pharmaceutical interventions in Europe have been successful in reducing the transmission levels of SARS-CoV-2. This is the conclusion of a modelling study from Imperial College London scientists, published online in Nature today, which suggests lockdown measures have been sufficient to control the growth of the epidemic. The team, from the MRC […]

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